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More debate about pay for play in college athletics

This debate may go on and on for years, but right now there have been a rash of columns about the potential for college athletes to get paid.  It’s the summer, and besides AAU tournaments, there is not a lot going on in the college basketball world right now, do topics like this have to be regurgitated.  Frankly we all know that college athletes will never get paid, for the shear fact that Title IX restrictions would prevent only revenue sports to get money, and schools will never pay the girls golf team and rifle team, in UK’s case.

But, our buddies over at ASeaofBlue did a nice job of recapping a recent Andy Katz article and breaking down where the hangups truly are and where some coaches, such as Billy Donovan, stand on the issue.  They also tell a funny anecdote about Winston Churchill that relates to the issue:

Winston Churchill, who was at a dinner party and apparently well into his cups. The story goes that he asked an attractive woman at the party if she would sleep with him for a million pounds. The woman responded, coyly, “Maybe.” Then Churchill asked her if she would sleep with him for one pound. “Of course not, what kind of woman do you think I am?” she responded, outraged. Churchill replied, “Madam, we’ve already established what kind of woman you are. Now we’re just negotiating the price.”

It’s a good read, even if the topic is dead on arrival.

Article written by Bryan the Intern

6 Comments for More debate about pay for play in college athletics



  1. me
    5:20 pm July 19, 2011 Permalink

    girls golf and rifle arent the ones who are constantly being accused of violations….



  2. AManFromNantucket
    5:30 pm July 19, 2011 Permalink

    Are we really insulting the rifle team after they won the NCAA championship last year? or maybe that isn’t what you meant…hard to tell since the phrase “would prevent only revenue sports to get money” doesn’t follow the rules of english.

    I don’t usually jump on the BTI-sucks train, but come on man. Have some pride – do some editing.



  3. barn
    5:51 pm July 19, 2011 Permalink

    once again: these athletes get free tuition, free room, free board, free food, free tutors. oh, boo-hoo they aren’t allowed to have a job. my daughter was lucky, she was permitted to work every school year and summer to help mom & dad (who worked 64 plus hours a week) pay for her tuition, room, board, food and tutors, if needed. there’s a thing called a ‘real world’. these athletes need to think about being part of it.



  4. barn
    5:52 pm July 19, 2011 Permalink

    i left out one: books.



  5. SirWinstonChurchill
    6:20 pm July 19, 2011 Permalink

    Bessie Braddock: “Sir, you are drunk.”
    Churchill: “Madam, you are ugly. In the morning, I shall be sober.”



  6. Brewer
    6:35 pm July 19, 2011 Permalink

    Title IX wrecks utter havoc on college sports all in the name of “equality” and “fairness”- aka communism. It needs to be abolished ASAP